Cape Colony divided into 10 districts in 1829

In 1829 the eastern boundaries of the colony were the Keiskama River (although the space between the Keiskama and the Fish river was practically a no-man’s land) the Zwart Kei and Stormberg Spruit. The northern boundaries were defined by the Orange river as far as 24 deg 10′ and then by a line running SW […]
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Adolph Jonker first Afrikaner stamvader with non-European patrilineal roots confirmed by Y-DNA analysis.

There has been much controversy for over 2 centuries regarding the origin of stamvaderAdolph Jonker. Since the late 18th century Adolph Jonker has been mentioned by numerous authors and several theories emerged, but all without conclusive evidence to back them up fully: 1772: Naturalist Sparrman indicated Adolph was of mixed race, his mother being non-European […]
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